Penrith Youth Orchestra

Penrith Youth Orchestra
Professional orchestral training for young musicians in the heart of Western Sydney

The Australian Chamber Orchestra, Penrith Conservatorium at The Joan and the Penrith Symphony Orchestra partner to deliver the Penrith Youth Orchestra Program to increase musical activity and engagement in the Penrith catchment.

Penrith Youth Orchestra (PYO) was established in 2018, building on the success of the Penrith Strings Program, which the partner organisations established in 2015. The youth orchestra brings together school-aged musicians from the Penrith region to participate in regular rehearsals, workshops and performances.

 

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

No audition is required to join PYO. We encourage all applications, even if students are well above or slightly below the recommended minimum standard guidelines.

Places are allocated according to performance standard and ensemble experience.

The recommended minimum standards are:
Violin: Grade 5 AMEB / Suzuki Book 5 or equivalent
Viola: Grade 3 AMEB / Suzuki Book 3 or equivalent
Cello: Grade 5 AMEB / Suzuki Book 4 or equivalent
Double Bass: Grade 3 AMEB / Suzuki Book 3 or equivalent
Woodwind, Brass & Percussion: Grade 4 AMEB or equivalent

 

2020 CALENDAR

TERM 1 – PYO ACADEMY

Friday 21 February | Saturday 22 February | Sunday 23 February

TERM 2
Sunday 31 May | Sunday 7 June |  Sunday 14 June

TERM 3
Sunday 9 August | Sunday 16 August | Sunday 23 August

TERM 4
Sunday 8 November | Sunday 15 November | Sunday 22 November

 

FEES

The fees for the PYO ACADEMY are $150/ student or $100 / student for siblings participating concurrently.

Fees for term 2 through to term 4 are $120 / student or $90/ student for siblings participating concurrently per term.

 

As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with us and let your child develop new skills. Enrol them in Penrith Youth Orchestra so they can create something great.

For more information about PYO, or questions about enrolment or the Creative Kids voucher please contact:

Brian Kjim. PYO Coordinator: brian.kjim@penrith.city | 02 4732 8686

 

The general program provides students with a unique mix of opportunities to learn, rehearse and perform with professional artists and tutors. Visit the PYO website to learn more information.

Visit PYO Website

 

PYO Academy 2020

Immerse yourself in a weekend of music!

Dates: Fri 21 – Sun 23 February

Term 1 2020 sees the PYO with its first bootcamp style weekend – the PYO Academy. Join us to have the exclusive opportunity to learn from musicians from the ACO!

LEARN MORE ABOUT PYO ACADEMY 2020